As a Clydesdale endurance athlete I am struggling with how to ditch my belly fat. I am putting in longer and longer LSD runs and my muscle mass increases, my body fat on my arms, chest, and legs decreases, but my belly stays the same. If I eat too little I crash. My Garmin typically says that I have burned 3600 calories, and I have calculated my resting daily calorie needs at 2300. So that’s almost 6000 calories. I am learning that I need to slam down some big calories 30 minutes after a long session. This helps a great deal and wards off the big crashes. Today for example I was walking around in a mental and physical fog and crashed on the floor. We ate spaghetti, and Greek salad for dinner and I was ravenous. For the rest of the night I am clear headed and have much strength.
Often after a workout I crave a giant Coke. Yes 64 ounce seems to do the trick. If I am at home, it is 64 ounces of Tang. Yes I know refined sugar in a liquid form. But it seem to work.
Anyway, I am working through this and will figure it out, and hope to post my findings up on the blog. If any of you out their have worked through this already, please send me an email and I will post here or post a link to your blog.